ISA 428 MkII

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Four Classic Mic Pres

ISA 428 MkII incorporates four of Focusrite's renowned mic pres in a simple-to-operate 2U enclosure, placing four mic preamps, instrument inputs and line ins at your fingertips. The original Focusrite mic pre was designed to suit the microphones of the time; today's model makes one small change, adding three additional input impedances to the classic ISA 110 setting, allowing you to match any microphone, old or new, and access a wide range of sounds, from the character and warmth of a vintage mic to the clear transparency of a modern design.


Each mic pre has the option of mic, line or the front-panel instrument input, with variable input impedance to ensure you are getting the best performance from the source. Up to 60dB of gain is available on the four-position rotary and gain range switches, with a further +20dB of continuously variable trim, meaning a huge 80dB of gain is available should it be required. The high-pass filter features variable cut-off frequency between 16 and 420Hz. An array of 6-segment LED meters show peak signal level for the four mic pres, in addition to the four direct inputs to the optional A-D card. Switchable rear-panel insert points allow the use of inline processors such as compression.


·        Classic ISA mic preamp design featuring Lundahl LL1538 input transformer

·        Instrument and line inputs with dedicated input connectors and front-panel switch

·        Switchable input impedance including classic ISA 110 setting

·        Variable cut-off frequency high-pass filter

·        Dedicated switchable insert point

·        Per-channel six-segment LED peak-level meters

·        Optional A-D card with up to 192kHz, 24-bit sampling via ADAT or AES3

·        Brainworx bx_console Focusrite – exclusive plug-in that faithfully captures the sound, feel and styling of the original Focusrite ISA 110 Equaliser and ISA 130 Dynamics Modules.


Frequency Response At Minimum Gain (0dB) (Mic)


-0.35dB at 20Hz and 3dB at 122kHz


Frequency Response At Maximum Gain (60dB) (Mic)


2.5dB at 20Hz and 3dB 103kHz


Gain Range (Mic)


0dB to 60dB in 10dB steps, plus 0dB to 20dB continuously variable trim


Maximum Headroom (Mic)




Noise EIN (Mic)


-126dB (measured at 60dB of gain with 150O termination and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)


Noise At Main Output With Unity Gain (Mic)


-98dBu (measured with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)


SNR (Mic)


123dB (relative to max output 25dBu) 120dB (relative to 0dBFS ( 22dBu)


CMRR (Mic)




Input Impedance, Variable (Mic)


600O, 1400O, 2400O, 6800O



Frequency Response At Unity Gain (0dB) (Line)


-0.3dB at 20Hz and 3dB at 94kHz


Gain Range (Line)


-20dB to 10dB in 10dB steps, plus 0dB to 20dB continuously variable trim


Maximum Headroom (Line)




THD N (Line)


0.002 (measured with 4dBu input signal, 0dB gain setting, with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)


Noise At Main Output With Unity Gain (Line)


-91dBu (measured with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)


SNR (Line)


116dB (relative to max output 25dBu) 113dB (relative to 0dBFS 22dBu). Input Impedance: 10kO


Frequency Response At 10dB Gain (Instrument)


-0.2dB at 20Hz and 0dB at 200kHz


Frequency Response At 40dB Gain (Instrument)


-3dB at 20Hz and 3dB at 38.4kHz



Gain Range (Instrument)


10dB to 40dB continuously variable


Maximum Headroom (Instrument)




Noise At Main Output With Minimum Gain ( 10dB) (Instrument)


-95dBu (measured with a 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter)


Input Impedance (Instrument)





Roll Off


18dB per octave 3 pole filter


Frequency Range


16Hz to 420Hz (continuously variable, measured at the 3dB down point)



Analogue Audio Outputs (Outputs 1-4)


4 line XLR outputs on rear panel, 4 insert send 1/4 TRS jacks on rear panel


Other I/O


IEC power input connector 100Vac 240Vac





5.5kg (12.2lbs)




480mm (W) x 88mm (H) x 280mm (D)

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